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   Dismal winter weather blew into Washington state
Friday, including high winds on the coast, worries of minor
flooding along Puget Sound, snow in Spokane and a possible blizzard
in parts of the Cascades.
      The National Weather Service canceled a winter storm warning for
the central Puget Sound region, but the warning remained in effect
for the Olympics, Cascades and Eastern Washington, where a strong
weather system was forecast to bring heavy snow, including up to 11
inches in the Spokane area.
      A storm watch remained in effect for the Port Angeles area and
the coast, and the Cascades and Olympics were expected to get 1 to
2 feet of snow by Saturday morning. A blizzard warning was posted
for the southern Cascades, with nearly a foot of snow and gusts to
65 mph possible.
      Windy weather was on tap for much of the state, especially on
the Pacific coast, where a high wind warning was posted for gusts
to 75 mph. A gale warning was in effect for the state's inland
waters, for winds of 35 to 45 mph, and the weather service